The Indianapolis Colts announced two player transactions on Tuesday, as the team has signed running back Daryl Richardson while placing fellow running back George Winn on injured reserve. Winn is actually the second Colts running back to be placed on injured reserve this summer with Christine Michael being added to that same list back in June.
Richardson, who was selected in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the then St. Louis Rams, split time between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars in 2016-17. It is also worth noting that Steven Jackson served as the Rams starting running back at that time that Richardson was effective in spot duty, rushing for 475 yards and averaging 4.8 yards per carry as a rookie. In 2012-13, Richardson also caught 24 passes for 163 yards.
Not as effective in his second season, Richardson averaged 3.1 yards per rushing attempt while also catching 14 passes in 2013-14. Richardson played in just eight games that season, and he would be waived by the Rams the following May. From there Richardson would have brief stints with the New York Jets, Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns, but he did not appear in any regular season games for any of those teams. Richardson appeared in three games for the Steelers last season, accounting for a total of seven rushing yards on two carries.
Pittsburgh waived Richardson on December 24, with the Jaguars picking him up two days later. Jacksonville, which was Richardson’s most recent stop prior to his signing with the Colts, released the running back in May.